Archive: December 04, 2005 - December 10, 2005

World Cartoon Roundup

The most compellling visual commentary of the week concerned Saddam Hussein's trial in Iraq and Condoleezza Rice's trip to Europe.

By Jefferson Morley | December 10, 2005; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (4)

Is Kyoto Dead?

Do the world's governments have a plan on global warming? After today the answer may be no, according to reports coming out of the world conference on climate change in Montreal. The conference, largely uncovered in the U.S. media, was...

By Jefferson Morley | December 9, 2005; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (29)

Condoleezza Rice's Mission Impossible

Visiting Romania and Ukraine gave Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice some respite from blaring headlines about secret CIA prisons and flights. In Ukraine, local media coverage was respectful. In Romania, where Human Rights Watch has claimed one secret CIA prison...

By Jefferson Morley | December 8, 2005; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (49)

Killing the Messenger?

Has the United States government decided that Americans don't care about what the world thinks of their country? You might get that impression from the State Department's Web site. Last week the department stopped posting surveys of how the international...

By Jefferson Morley | December 7, 2005; 8:25 AM ET | Comments (29)

The Euro-Right Responds

Amid the furor over CIA secret flights and prisons, the outnumbered online commentators of the European Right offer an alternative to widespread indignation -- the shouldering of collective Western "responsibility" in doing what it takes to fight terrorism. The Times...

By Jefferson Morley | December 6, 2005; 4:25 PM ET | Comments (22)

The Politics of the German Media

As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice kicks off a European trip in Germany this week, it's a good time to survey the political landscape of the German media, which is largely focused on the continuing uproar over secret CIA counter-terrorism...

By Jefferson Morley | December 6, 2005; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (5)

Speigel Online's Scoop on Secret CIA Flights

A new story in Spiegel Online about secret CIA flights to transport terror suspects through Europe to clandestine prisons may complicate U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's scheduled meeting Tuesday with German Prime Minister Angela Merkel. The German newsweekly reported...

By Jefferson Morley | December 5, 2005; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (58)

Rice to Face European Heat

As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice begins a five-day European trip, she and her hosts must confront a wave of commentary in the Euro-media about reports of secret CIA prisons and plane fights. In recent weeks, newspapers in virtually every...

By Jefferson Morley | December 5, 2005; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (52)


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